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Talk at Abertoir Horror Festival (15-20th November 2016)
I'll be talking about grindhouse at this year's Abertoir Horror Festival Fest, which is being held in Aberystwyth (15-20th November 2016). I'll update when I know the exact date/time, but it will be on the closing weekend
Here is the abstract:
Remembering The Deuce
Now that the original American grindhouse cinemas have closed and 42nd Street has been sanitized, all we have left of “the grindhouse experience” are photos, film clips, memorabilia, and a handful of accounts written by those who were there. For anyone who didn’t have the chance to visit a New York grindhouse it is probably hard to imagine what the grindhouses were like, but that background is partially what makes the idea of grindhouse cinema so alluring. One of the main problems with trying to capture “the grindhouse experience” now it that the first-hand descriptions that remain sound like their authors are spinning tall-tales about these allegedly sleazy, dangerous locations. This frank talk will explore what we can know about the grindhouse, and how 42nd Street’s sordid reputation helps us to understand grindhouse movies today.
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New Article Coming Soon…
I have submitted a number of articles to journals over the last few months (I am currently on sabbatical). I have just received confirmation that my paper ‘'Preserved for Posterity?: Present-Bias and the Status of Grindhouse Films in the "Home Cinema" Era' has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Film and Video.. I’ll update here when the article is in print.